Corn Cockle

Agrostemma githago

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This species is an upright, hardy, annual growing to around 75cm, with narrow, opposite grey-green leaves, downy stems and open funnel-shaped magenta-purple flowers in summer. Also known as cork cockle.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Seed

Sow directly where plants are to be established.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Cut Flowers. Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens

Personality

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Flower colour

Purple

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest free.
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